Best Time to Visit Kedarnath in 2024: A Complete Travel Guide

‘Capture the picturesque glance of Kedarnath in Winters and appreciate it in Summers.’

Kedarnath Temple

The best time to visit Kedarnath is during the summer months, specifically from May and June. Alternatively, you can also consider visiting Kedarnath Dham between September and October, before the onset of winter. It’s important to note that the holy temple Kedarnath or Char Dham remains closed from November onwards due to severe cold weather and heavy snowfall. During winter, the roads become impassable, and the trek to Kedarnath is obstructed by heavy snowfall.

During the Char Dham Yatra season, you can also visit Badrinath Temple, Gangotri Temple, and Yamunotri Temple. The weather during the Yatra season is very pleasant, and temperatures remain below 20 degrees Celsius. Further, it is also the best time to visit Chardham Yatra.

Nestled in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath is a charismatic pilgrimage. The place is home to Kedarnath Dham and is widely visited by Hindu devotees. This year, Kedarnath Temple’s Opening Date in 2024 will be 10th May. With the invigorating vibrations, book your Kedarnath Yatra through Chardham Yatra by Helicopter with the best tour company in India, LIH Travel Agency.

Kedarnath Dham Climatic Conditions According to Months

SeasonsMonthsTemper atureClimate
Summer15°c – 30°cApril to JuneSunny (Plesant)
MonsoonJuly to September12°c – 27°cRainy (Swampy)
WinterOctober to March-1°c – 15°cFrosty (Snowy)

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Kedarnath Dham Weather and Temple Timings Updates

Kedarnath Temple (Timings and Dates)

  • Kedarnath Temple Opening Date in Summer Season 2024: 10th May, 2024
  • Kedarnath Temple Closing Date in Summer Season 2024: 20th June 2024
  • Kedarnath Temple Darshan Time 2024: 6:10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Season Updates of Kedarnath Dham

  • Peak Season of Kedarnath Dham: May to June
  • Off Season of Kedarnath Dham: Winter (November to April)
  • The temperature of Kedarnath Dham: The average temperature of Badrinath in summer is 30 degrees high to 15 degrees low, and in monsoon season, 15 degrees high to 5 degrees low.
  • Best Weather to Visit Kedarnath Dham: Summer is the best time to visit Kedarnath Dham. In the Summer weather, the climate is warm and sunny, and it is easy to travel to Kedarnath.

Let’s check out the best time to visit the Kedarnath Temple.

Kedarnath Weather in Summer (May and June)

Kedarnath temple in Summer Season

The summer months of May to June are the best time to visit Kedarnath. At this time, the temperature reaches around 15°C to 30°C, which is a perfect time to travel in the Himalayas. The days in summer are delightful, while the nights are still cold. Further, if you visit Kedarnath in June, you will experience the Kedar festival. Summer Season is the best time to enjoy the traditions of Indian culture and the Dev Bhoomi of Uttarakhand. Tunganath Temple, Gauri Kund, and Bhairavnath are some of the major attractions of Kedarnath Dham to explore while travelling with the Lih Travels Kedarnath tour packages.

Kedarnath Temperature in Summer Months

  • In May, the average temperature ranges from 0°C to 5°C. However, this month, the days remain sunny, and the nights are extremely cold.
  • In June, the average temperature ranges from 4°C to 12°C. However, the days are sunny and warm this month, and it is perfect weather to go to Kedarnath.

Summer Trip Essentials in Kedarnath Yatra

  • Instead of taking trolley luggage, try to carry backpacks.
  • Due to cold nights, carry light woollen clothes.
  • Get on a pair of trekking shoes or walking shoes.
  • Wear trekking pants, sunglasses, a sun cap, and windproof jackets.
  • Carry a walking stick, torch, and personal toiletries.
  • Do not forget to carry a water bottle along with some edibles or dry fruits.
  • For the safer side, carry energy drinks like Gatorade or Electoral to avoid dehydration.

Kedarnath Weather in Monsoon (July to September)

Kedarnath Temple in Monsoon Season

It is not advisable to plan a trip to Kedarnath in the Monsoon season, which typically falls between July and September. The reason behind this advice is the heavy rainfall that occurs during this time. In the Monsoon season, the temperature in Kedarnath ranges from 12°C to 27°C. Additionally, it is worth noting that the day before Raksha Bandhan in August marks the celebration of Shravani Annakoot Mela, a vibrant and colourful festival cherished by locals in that area.

Kedarnath Temperature in Monsoon Months

  • In July, the average temperature of Kedarnath is between 6°C to 15°C. The monsoon can start this month with average rainfall.
  • In August, the average temperature of Kedarnath is between 8 °C and 14°C. The days are humid, and the nights are extremely cold. So, must carry a raincoat and umbrella.
  • In September, the average temperature is between 3°C and 12°C. The weather is expected to be pleasant this month, making it the best time to visit Kedarnath.

Essential Things to Carry in Rainy Season for Kedarnath

  • Carry a rain-resistant cover with a day pack.
  • Wear trekking shoes, pants, warm winter clothes, and waterproof hiking.
  • Carry thick woollen socks, thick fleece, raincoats, and water-resistant gloves.
  • Carry a walking stick, a torch with extra batteries, along with personal toiletries.
  • Do not forget to carry a water bottle along with some edibles or dry fruits.
  • For the safer side, carry energy drinks like Gatorade or Electoral to avoid dehydration.

Kedarnath Weather in Winter (October to March)

Kedarnath Temple in Winter Season

From October to March, the weather reaches minus temperatures and freezing temperatures during the winter. Kedarnath Temple remains closed due to heavy snowfall. Sometimes, there are sunny days, too, and the temperature ranges between 0°C and 20°C. In the winter season, roads are blocked due to heavy snowfall.

In the winter, the icon of Kedarnath temple is shifted to Omkareshwar temple in Ukimath, which is situated in the Rudrapryag district of Uttarakhand. Omkareshwar Temple is the oldest temple in India and is among the Panch Kedar. Therefore, pilgrims can visit here in winter to seek blessings from Lord Kedarnath. Also, it is believed that sage Adi Shankaracharya took his last breath at Kedarnath; his Samadhi is on the backside of the Kedarnath temple. Once a year, on the closing day of the temple, Samadhi Pooja is conducted.

Kedarnath Winter Month Weather Updates

  • In October, the temperature at Kedarnath ranges from 1°C to 5°C. This month’s weather is very cold, so it is advisable to carry heavy woollen because of the rise at night.
  • In November, the average temperature of Kedarnath is between -10 °C and 4°C. This month, heavy snowfall has started, and temples usually close during this month.
  • In December, the temperature is between -15°C and -2°C. The Yatra is closed because of heavy snowfall, and the roads are blocked.
  • In January, February, and March, the temperature of Kedarnath is between -18°C and -3°C. Everything should be closed because of the heavy snowfall. The yatra should begin at the end of April.

Why Visit Kedarnath Dham?

Kedarnath Dham is one of the holy sites of Lord Shiva. Kedarnath is the part of Char Dham in Uttarakhand. Millions of devotees come from all over the country every year to seek the salvation of Lord Shiva. Kedarnath Temple is open for six months a year and further, remains closed for six months. In summer, the weather is very pleasant, and it is the best time to visit Kedarnath Yatra. In the monsoon season, it is not advisable to visit Kedarnath Yatra because of heavy rains. The landslides are frequent due to rains, and if you are planning, it is advisable to keep buffer days in case you get stuck. In winter, snow falls in Kedarnath, and temperatures drop below zero. September and October are the best time to visit Kedarnath in winter, and after that, it starts snowing heavily in the region.

Things to Know Before You Visit Kedarnath

Kedarnath is a sacred place in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is one of the four pilgrimage sites of the Char Dham Yatra, which is of great importance to Hindus. Before visiting Kedarnath, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The temple is open from April to October; the rest of the year, it is closed due to excessive snowfall.
  • The best time to visit the temple is between May and June and between September and October.
  • It is advisable to avoid the harsh winter and monsoon seasons. The region experiences heavy snowfall during the winter season, while the heavy rains during the monsoon season cause landslides that lead to road closures. If planning a trip during the monsoon season, always allow for buffer days.
  • In winter, wear thick, woollen clothing. Take sunscreen and sunglasses to avoid sunburn.
  • If you are planning a trip in summer, take light woollen clothes.
  • Do not forget to take an umbrella and a raincoat for the monsoon season. A first-aid kit with painkillers, antiseptics, and medicines for fever, cold, cough, etc.
  • Book your accommodation well in advance, as there are fewer opportunities to find nice accommodation at a reasonable price during the high season.
  • Remember to bring important documents such as tickets, cash, and a photo ID.

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Kedarnath Dham is widely known for its divinity and snowy charming Panorama. This enchanting holy town of Lord Shiva is located in the Northern State of Uttarakhand. It is believed that to achieve salvation, a person should explore Chardham Yatra once in his life. The best time to visit Kedarnath is around the summer months when you can explore the most dynamic sights near the town with sacred vibes. Plan your vacations to Uttarakhand with the best Chardham Yatra Route Map guide, which can help you find the fastest way to reach Kedarnath.

The Chardham Yatra by road is a popular option for those who prefer the comfort of car travel because it allows them to visit all four holy locations in one trip. LIH Travel provides the best Chardham Yatra Package from Haridwar for 10 days & 9 Nights.

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If you want to Reach Badrinath, you can choose any option by Road, Rail, or Air. The best time to visit Badrinath is from May to June and September to November. Planning for the Chardham Yatra from Mumbai, Leisure India Holidays Travel Agency offers you the best Chardham Yatra Package from Mumbai to explore the holy shrine of Uttarakhand.


Q. Is there less oxygen in Kedarnath?

In Kedarnath, the atmospheric oxygen content is barely 40% of the required value.

Q. What is the time of Pooja in Kedarnath?

Pooja starts early in the morning, around 4:00 am with Maha Abhishek and ends at 7:00 pm with Shyam Aarti. 

Q. Does Mobile Work in Kedarnath?

Reliance Jio is the first operator to provide mobile and data connectivity on the trekking route between Gaurikund and the Himalayan sanctuary.

Q. At which time did Kedarnath have Snowfall?

November to last till April have snowfall in Kedarnath Dham. 

Q. When is the best time to visit Kedarnath?

The best time to visit Kedarnath is from May to June, i.e., the summer season.

Q. How far is Kedarnath from Rishikesh?

The distance from Kedarnath to Rishikesh by road is 216 km.

Q. Which month is rainy in Kedarnath?

The rainy season begins in July and wraps up around mid-September.

Q. Can I visit Kedarnath without booking?

Kedarnath Registration is mandatory Before commencing Yatra.

Q. What documents are needed to visit Kedarnath?

Pilgrims must take an ID Proof, a Photo of the applicant, and address proof. Pilgrims should wash their hands and feet with soap before entering the Temple. Pilgrims are strictly advised not to touch any idols during the visit to the Temple.

Q. For which 6 months has Kedarnath been closed?

The temple remains closed during the winter month; i.e., from November to mid-April.

Q. What is above Kedarnath Temple?

Chorabari Tal, also known as Gandhi Sarovar. A glacial lake of the Chorabari Glacier. It’s about 2km above Kedarnath Temple and a part of the Mandakini River system.

Q. What is the Temperature range of Kedarnath in May Month?

The Kedarnath temperature in May ranges from approximately 3C to 14C, providing a comfortable climate for trekking and sightseeing. 

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